My whole life, I have been deeply fascinated by the history of American civilization. It was the focus of my first independent project at the end of elementary school. When I found out I would be traveling to Mexico City, I was so excited to visit Templo Mayor, ground zero for American empire over the past thousands of years.
Most of where we visited, the restaurants we ate, the hotel where we slept, would have been under water hundreds of years ago, until the 1970s, when the lakes of Mexico City were drained permanently. The Aztec temples have always sat on the highest ground.
The restoration of giant art pieces, description of rituals, the human touches that have survived the conquests: it is a place of deep importance to the heritage of all people. I have renamed the place where we gather for meetings at work, “The House of the Eagles.”
The animals, landscape and climate have been forever changed by human beings’ journey through time, I’m proud that steps have been taken to preserve the path of our ancestors.